Mixed Media Lost & Found highlights the work of four Southern California artists working in a variety of media to explore themes of memory, loss, rebirth and the significance of objects. Baca's mixed media drawings and assemblages utilize found photographs and textual narration to give new life to forgotten images. Brucker's precious metal castings of everyday objects give them permanence and weight not usually accorded to the objects themselves, forcing us to reconsider them as vessels for meaning. Her Memorial Project uses swatches of clothing to tell stories about their deceased or long forgotten owners. Kammer-Fox uses a variety of found objects to create figures that invite viewer interaction and the invention of narratives around each piece. Sutcliffe's mixed media paintings and drawings incorporate obsolete text and images from books, exploring the gulf between book culture and cyberspace. Familiar pictures and words are given an opportunity to convey new meaning independent of their original context.
Scott Heinzerling, a professor of dance at Loyola Marymount University, in collaboration with artist Jane Brucker will present a performance piece at intervals during the opening reception on Saturday, August 8. Works choreographed by Heinzerling have been presented at local venues such as UCLA, CSULB, and the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre in Los Angeles as well as internationally. He has performed in France, Italy, Argentina, Uruguay, Ecuador, Central America, Mexico, and throughout the United States with the Ohio Ballet Company and Dennis Wayne and Dancers. Brucker and Heinzerilng will work with selected clothing from Brucker's Memorial Project (2001-2009) to create through movement an additional tribute to the work's narrative.